The Power of Music Symposium: The Impact of Music from Generation to Generation
September 12-13, 2012
Jackson Auditorium
All events free and open to the public.
Music in the Lives of Children
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
7p.m. in Jackson Auditorium

Music Professionals Talk About the Impact of Music on Their Childhood Development

Laurie Scott
Director, University of Texas Strings Project
Associate Professor of Music & Human Learning, University of Texas at Austin
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Akiko Fujimoto
Assistant Conductor, San Antonio Symphony
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Documentary Screening
Following the speaker presentations, a short documentary about the Texas Lutheran University/Mid-Texas Symphony Community Music Academy will be screened. The CMA provides opportunities for students to be exposed to the power of music through the Lindenbaum Suziki Outreach program, which includes Strings Classes, a Training Choir and Beginning Youth Orchestra.
Read about the inaugural CMA class in the fall of 2010 in TLU's Torch magazine.

Performance by Community Music Academy Strings Students and Youth Training Choir

Panel Discussion

David Mairs
Music Director, Mid-Texas Symphony
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Dr. Eliza Thomason
Director of Strings and Assistant Professor, TLU School of Music
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Marj Peters
Music Teacher, Navarro Elementary School
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Rev. Carl McCauley
Pastor, First  Presbyterian Church of Seguin
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For more information about the TLU/MTS Community Music Academy, visit
Music in the Lives of the Elderly
Thursday, September 13, 2012
7p.m. in Jackson Auditorium

Introducing ALIVE INSIDE documentary

Dan Cohen
Executive Director of Music & Memory

About Music & Memory
Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. For more information, visit

ALIVE INSIDE Pre-Festival Screening

ALIVE INSIDE is the story of Dan Cohen, a small town social worker who discovers the power personalized music has to "awaken" and regenerate deeply locked memories in patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
In a clip from the film, we meet Henry, a 94-year-old dementia patient unable to recognize his daughter or even remember how many daughters he has. However, after listening to music from his past, he “awakens” almost instantly and is seemingly brought back to life.
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Panel Discussion

Maxine Perez-Vieyra
Programs Specialist, San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association
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Meredith Patterson
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Stephanie Shehan
Music Therapist, Joyful Noise Music Therapy
President, Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association
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